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The Laundry List

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Hell’s Kitchen:

Dunrite Dry Cleaners
1013 Sixth Ave., nr. 38th St.; 212-221-9297
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“I learned about this place back in my summer-intern days at Anna Sui. They’re accustomed to serving a fashion crowd, so perhaps they come off as a bit abrupt, but they’re great with specialty stuff: treated and printed fabrics, and buttons and trim that require careful replacement after cleaning.” —Drew Paluba, co-founder, Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing


Noho:

Ramon’s Tailor Shop
306 Mott St., nr. E. Houston St.; 212-226-0747
Services: Dry cleaner, ecofriendly, wash-and-fold service, tailor.
“Ramon does standard dry cleaning, but what really stands out are his leather-restoring skills, with even the most precarious pieces—like Chanel suspenders or a shearling jacket from the seventies. And if you speak Spanish, he might give you a discount.” —Christina Kornilakis, owner, Portia & Manny vintage clothier

Bonus Pick:
Brown Bag Laundry
(208 Mercer St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-505-2440) accommodates a variety of type-A requests, from specific heat settings to detailed hand-washing, and preferences are stored in the system for future orders.


Brooklyn

Williamsburg:

Brothers Cleaners
76 Havemeyer St., nr. N. 5th St.; 718-782-6744
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“They’re family-run, fast with orders, and totally reliable. I once got caught in the rain wearing a suede cross-body bag over a brand-new pale-silk dress: The suede left a stain that other cleaners refused to touch. Brothers was my savior.” —Sarah Meyer, co-owner, Life: Curated boutique

Driggs Ave Laundromat and Dry Cleaner
258 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St.; 718-389-2830
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, self service, leather/fur cleaner.
“Cleanest laundromat I’ve ever seen, and it’s well maintained; you won’t run into any broken machines here. They also have jumbo dryers, so you can double up your loads.”—S.M.

Pork Pie Hatters
441 Metropolitan Ave., nr. N. 6th St.; 347-457-6519
Services: Hat specialist.
“I’m thrilled this milliner just opened a new location in my neighborhood. They’ll steam-clean and shape hats as well as swap out bands and alter widths of brims.” —S.M.


Greenpoint:

Clean Green Cleaners
155 Nassau Ave., nr. Newel St.; 718-349-1358
Services: Dry cleaner, ecofriendly, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“The owner is super-accommodating and a master at both cleaning and repairing my worn-and-torn vintage collared shirts.” —Roy Caires, co-owner, Alter boutique

Natural Cleaners
850 Manhattan Ave., nr. Noble St.; 718-383-3505
Services: Dry cleaner, ecofriendly, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“They use organic detergent here, so my clothes don’t come back with that chemical smell.” —R.C.

Bonus Pick:
M & W Laundromat
(995 Manhattan Ave., nr. Huron St., Greenpoint; 718-349-9663) sells 24 flavors of soft-serve ice cream—including apricot and peanut butter—to patrons waiting for the dryers to run their course.

Bonus Pick:
Sunshine Laundromat
(860 Manhattan Ave., nr. Milton St., Greenpoint; 718-475-2055) boasts a wall of vintage pinball machines (The Addams Family, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and a coffee shop next door.


Carroll Gardens:

Noble Cleaners
284 Court St., at Douglass St.; 718-237-0093
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“The mother-son owners take out stains other cleaners won’t even attempt—like the margarita spill on my silk skirt; it came back spotless.” —Gaia Diloreto, owner, By Brooklyn boutique

Michael’s Shoe Repair
319 Smith St., nr. President St.; 718-243-0288
Services: Shoe repair.
“Old-timey pros, particularly at removing salt stains from boots.” —G.D.


Park Slope:

San Toy Laundry
101 Seventh Ave., nr. President St.; 718-638-3477
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, self service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“An old-school Chinese laundry place, with paper-wrapped wash-and-fold packages stacked high on the shelves. The family owners have been in the neighborhood for years and do wonders with emergency stains, including printer ink that splotched my favorite coral sweater.” —Christine Alcalay, owner, Kiwi boutique

Green Apple Cleaners 78 Seventh Ave., at Berkeley Pl.; 718-799-5015
Services: Dry cleaner, ecofriendly, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“I don’t know if it’s the environmentally friendly cleaning technology or what, but when my cashmere and knits come back from this place, they seem even softer and more beautiful than when I first bought them.” —C.A.


Queens

Astoria:

A&E Cleaners
28-01 23rd Ave.; 718-728-5272
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“The owner is a whiz with needle and thread and quick to offer input on alteration requests. She even rents out tuxedos.” —Kristie Foster, owner, Kristees boutique

Glo-Brite Laundromat
28-03 23rd Ave.; 718-274-3118
Services: Dry cleaner, wash-and-fold service, self service, leather/fur cleaner.
“The best wash-and-fold service I’ve seen. They provide free pickup and delivery, including for same-day service. They’re also super-friendly.” —K.F.


Long Island City:

Absolute Dry Cleaning
4-75 48th Ave., nr. 5th St.; 718-392-3139
Services: Dry cleaner, ecofriendly, wash-and-fold service, tailor, leather/fur cleaner.
“Dry-cleaning options in Long Island City are limited, so I was relieved to find one so reliable. They pick up and drop off, and the turnaround is always on schedule.” —David Mesquita, co-owner, Leather Spa


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